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If your home care and/or home health agency is located in a state with a well-developed Medicaid waiver program, becoming a provider can help you diversify revenue streams and increase your census.  While most states have a waiver program or make home and community based...

Recently I’ve done several talks related to employee manuals. The Maryland General Assembly has finished their work and a variety of laws have been passed, so we must go about the business of updating our clients’ handbooks. Side note, if you need your handbook to...

In the September 18, 2018 Federal Register, at pages 47246-47275, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its final rule regarding, among other things, calculation of income and assets for need-based programs and in-home services to veterans.  The VA had proposed to set a nationwide...

One of the more common problems that we assist our clients with is collecting debts -- money that is owed to our clients by their customers. You would you think this is a pretty straightforward operation, and for the most part, it is. We collect most...

When I conduct sexual harassment training for various clients, I tend to focus on two subjects that are management-related: culture and retaliation.  Cultivating an Office Culture Culture is something that the business owners and managers get to control. They get to determine the kind of culture that...

While a board serves a core purpose for any nonprofit, just the word “board” brings stress into most of our lives. It takes serious commitment from all sides: to be part of a board, to manage the board as an Executive Director, and to collaborate...

The month of April brings the end of the Maryland General Assembly Session. This year brought a couple of labor issues that small business owners need to be aware of.  The first is that Maryland has joined a growing number of jurisdictions who have passed a...

A received a fantastic piece of employment law advice recently from Penn Dodson, which I wanted to share with you all: Be Nice. A lot of times we focus on the law and eliminating risk, that we get wrapped up and forget that these are...

Starting a nonprofit ignites a passion inside us all. We have a chance to put a mission to work; to put ideas into practice; to make a difference in the life of someone or something in this world.  At the get-go, the process of establishing a...

Everyone who has contact with the health care system in the United States, whether a provider, a patient, an administrator or a vendor, is aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly referred to as HIPAA.  There are two primary...